TalkingHeels had a chance to hear local artist, Noah Pine, live Saturday night at Five Spot (http://fivespot-atl.com/). Despite being terribly late (...blame the male divas in our lives), we enjoyed this quaint little bar and its loyalist audience. We will reserve any serious music critiques for our next podcast but below is more on the artist and a photo of us hanging with Noah's promoter, Kido Ankh.
Photo Credit: In Da House Photo" by Jerome Dorn
Artist Bio: Atlanta-born Noah Pine(28) lives, breathes, creates, and performs music. Banging out Boogie Woogie and Michael Jackson in his mom's Oldsmobile wagon at six; by ten he was studying under the well known jazz heavyweight, Ted Howe, as his youngest student. He studied with Ted for the next 8 years. By 14 Noah was already playing keys at the local blues BBQ - Fatt Matt's or the Hammond B3 at the Northside Tavern or sneaking into Churchill Grounds to play piano jazz with the old school. He led a cool jazz trio playing fancy venues like Sambuca on those hot Atlanta nights. At 18 he left to tour, opening for bands like Maroon 5. He later moved to LA, and took in and studied the “west coast sound”. He made it his own- weekly gigs in Beverly Hills with Harry Dean Stanton ("Big-Love/Repo Man") or playing mellow jazz for Chrysler Corporation’s Lee Iacocca in his Beverly Hills home. He played gigs in Venice Beach with his group "The Marsh." Now back in Atlanta, Georgia, Noah continues to make a name for himself as an excellent composer (60 songs in the last 18 months), session player in the studio, and singer- performer on stage with his own groups. Noah has composed and copyrighted over 60 songs in the last two years alone. His sounds are old school, but very rich and urban, and the vibes have even been described as “Michael Franks-meets-Beck” to Elton John, Joe Cocker, Van Morisson, Tom Waits. His songs are stories and inspired by current events, or whatever he is reading - Hemingway, James Michner. "Music should be uplifting-from the soul." -says Noah. That music is Noah's journey and will always be the engine of his life's vibrations – and sometimes life is straight-ahead, soulful, funky, and frankly – pretty eclectic.